Episode 2

Grassroots Student Activism Is Back: Jamil Harp & Elijah Ortiz

Published on: 26th October, 2020

Diane and Shante talk with two student activists, Jamil Harp and Elijah Ortiz, about the ongoing work to move past performance activism and into the realm of effecting systemic change, beginning at their own university.

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Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast
Addressing issues of equity and inclusion with authenticity and vulnerability
In Season Two, student activist Jamil Harp and Professor KC Councilor break down communication barriers and get to the heart of equity and inclusion conversations on college campuses.

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Southern Connecticut State University

At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We are also committed to constructive dialogues where we treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture. By joining social justice and free speech with critical thinking in and out of the classroom, we prepare students to engage with societal issues on campus, as well as in our local communities, our nation and our world.